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Resource Guide: How to Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Social Injustice

As this week comes to a close, take a moment to realize…we are living in a time that will go down in the history books as a pivotal moment of change. This is a time for us to open our hearts and our ears and listen and fight for change.

As parents, we must all take a stand against social injustice and racism. Our kids deserve better. We believe their generation will be the greatest generation, but we must guide them. It starts with taking a stand.

We stand against social injustice. We stand against systematic racism. We stand against inequality. We stand against hate.

We stand for safe and healthy families. We stand for equality for all. We stand with #BlackLivesMatter. We stand with you.

To help you navigate the conversation, we have put together a list of some of our favorite resources to help you open up with your children:

Glazer Children’s Museum’s Social Justice Page:
glazermuseum.org/socialjustice

National Museum of African American History and Culture:
Talking About Race Web Portal

Books for Children:
13 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity from PBS Kids
70+ Children’s Books with Diverse Main Characters from Imagination Soup
50 Children’s Books that Celebrate Diversity from TheEveryMom.com

Parents Magazine:
Anti-Racism for Kids: An Age by Age Guide to Fighting Hate 

Common Sense Media:
Books that Promote Tolerance and Diversity
How White Parents Can Use Media to Raise Anti-Racist Kids
How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Issues

Scholastic:
Teaching Tolerance
It’s Not So Black and White: Discussing Race and Racism in the Classroom

New York Times:
Anti-Racism Books for Kids

American Academy of Pediatrics:
Talking to Kids About Racial Bias

 

Laura Byrne
Laura Byrne is an award-winning former television news journalist who spent 15+ years in newsrooms across the state of Florida including Sarasota, Tallahassee, Fort Myers and right here in Tampa Bay where she still freelances on occasion. She covered the political beat, crime beat and every day breaking news during her time in Florida newsrooms, but is now focused on sharing positive news stories and events with families in Tampa Bay. She is a proud mommy of two little boys who keep her on her toes and laughing every day. Her goal is to inspire families just like yours to get out and play and experience all that Tampa Bay and our great state of Florida have to offer! She encourages you to share your stories and upcoming events so we can spread the good news.

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